Step 2: Trim your clippings into narrow branches, using the utility knife when needed. Make sure there aren't any dangling branches.
Step 3: over lap the top of one trimming over the bottom of another, and using the floral wire, tightly wrap the branches together.
Step 4: Attach several lengths of trimming, until you have enough to create your desired wreath size when looped together.
Step 5: Grab the ends of your evergreen bough to create a loop. Holding the two ends together, wrap floral wire around the top branches to create the basic wreath shape.
Step 6: You'll notice that the top half of the wreath looks a little fuller than the bottom. You'll now use the extra trimmings to fill out the wreath.
Step 7: Grab one of your loose trimmings, covering up any exposed branches, and attach with the floral wire. Work your way around the wreath, attaching trimmings where needed.
Step 8: Now that your wreath is filled out create a loop with your floral wire and attach it to the top of the wreath for hanging.
10: Using a pen or marker draw out what you want to write with the copper wire on a large piece of paper. This will help you visualize how to spell out the words with the wire.
11. Grab the wire and carefully, slowly, start spelling out your wording. I will say that this was the most difficult part of the project; the copper wire is pretty stiff, and you may need additional tools to help you loop the letters, and hold portions in place. My arms got a bit of a workout, but the end result is so worth it. Be patient.
12. Grab the holly and berries and tuck them in around the wreath to finish the festive look.
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